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Jack is the first guitar device to stream over Wi-Fi, plug into any guitar or amp to play wirelessly and connect to PC, Tablet or Phone
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Jack is the ultimate wireless guitar tool – the first guitar device to stream using Wi-Fi

Simply plug Jack into any guitar, amp or pedal and instantly go wireless.  

Stream uncompressed professional grade real time audio between instruments, amps and devices.

Then with no additional hardware, wirelessly connect to your favorite Wi-Fi devices like tablets, PCs and phones.

All for about US$280, no more cables, no more recording interfaces, no more batteries.  

Connection couldn’t be easier.

No Router, No Cables, No Internet Package, No Fuss.

Our customised Wi-Fi system gives the best in class bandwidth, with no compression, and a secure long range radio that can connect to the widest range of devices.

The system is patent pending and 24-bit resolution to capture every detail. 

 Plug... Push... Play

The PC interface is up and running now, iOS, Android and MacOS are mid-development and will be supported by this campaign. Check out the PC version :-

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Studio quality audio

It's what we are all about - responsive, clean, natural.

Jack has staggeringly low latency for real-time playing - about 13 times faster than standard Bluetooth and almost 3 times quicker than "low latency" Bluetooth

Our unique ultra-wide bandwidth approach means you lose the cables and keep the fidelity and being uncompressed you can keep all the natural tones.

Jack in the Media

Since launching Kickstarter, Jack has had a really positive response in the industry press; including :-

Jack has an integrated high capacity battery and charges from a standard micro USB.  

Hear Jack in action

John from the legendary Scottish rock band Mogwai

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Stephen and Jack

The Story So Far

We have been developing Jack for 4 years, and it's nearly ready for launch. 

Why 4 years..? Because this is a total re-engineering of Wi-Fi to suit real time audio, and we are audio geeks so we want to do it right. Wi-Fi is an awesome, powerful radio but the data system is designed for emails and images, not responsive high bandwidth audio. We have had to go in and re-build it from the ground up and have still managed to keep it compatible with existing devices meaning no changes to your PC or mobile device.

Jack design process

4 years in 48 seconds...

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In that time the device and concept has evolved and got better and better

Why We Need Your Help  

After years of development and testing, we have arrived at the final, production-ready prototype. The funding we raise through this Kickstarter campaign will go towards:  

- Costs associated with the first production run, plastic moldings, tooling  

- Completing the development and testing of Jack  

- Completing the iOS, MacOS and Android versions

- Confirmed orders allow bulk component acquisition making the first build cost effective

- Expanding integration possibilities to other software and hardware ultimately aiming to support VST plug-ins

- Fulfilling all the backers rewards on the project

About the team

Jack has been developed by Ingenious Audio a specialist UK team dedicated to audio. Based in Scotland we have over a decade of experience in designing audio devices and are passionate about the guitar

Risks and challenges

Jack is in pre-production test, and looks great, but we are always testing and tuning.

The next stage is completing the testing, rolling in any software updates, and moving to small volume production.

Small volume production is expensive and complex, we have proven and trusted suppliers for our components, but we need to invest in a lot of production requirements like making industrial tools to stamp out plastic moldings, test rigs and logistics which is all pretty new to a bunch of audio engineers.

Jack is designed to connect to Wi-Fi devices and there's billions of them ! Our PC system is up and running, Android and iOS are in development and should be ready for shipping - but there's a lot of different platforms to test and in one instance we will require final approval by the phone manufacturer. Devices like PCs also come in a myriad of different specifications so we will likely have some beta feedback on combinations of software and hardware we need to test, but the core software is low-footprint so we are confident of supporting it on the vast majority of current devices.

Like any electronics device we are also subject to part lead times and shipping times - we don't expect any issues but if one of the microchips is on short order and takes a few days more to arrive this will impact delivery dates.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    About US $4.6

    A THANK YOU EMAIL FROM THE TEAM

    That's right, futuristic magic electric letters, maybe from space, will just "arrive", probably into your junk folder, and start the best-est pen pal relationship you've ever had.

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    Pledge £7 or more About $9

    About US $10.9

    JACK - GUITAR PICK SET
    Three high quality custom printed Glow-in-the-dark picks. Perfect for finding in your pocket while looking for change, and yet frustratingly not in your pocket when you've just strapped on the guitar so you have to go wandering around the place looking for one. And they're glow in the dark too ! How awesome is that !

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    About US $39

    LIMITED EDITION BACKERS T-SHIRT

    With our awesome logo on it - be a walking billboard - get harassed by wierdos on the street asking if your name is Jack, or if you're a wierdo, harass people not wearing a Jack shirt - it's all up to you in your sexy new T-shirt.

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    Pledge £95 or more About $122

    About US $148

    SINGLE JACK

    EARLY BIRD FIRST RUN
    Perfect for connecting your guitar to your Wi-Fi device.
    Ideal for the dorm or on the road
    PLEASE NOTE - with one device you won't have one to plug into the amp so will be GUITAR TO DEVICE ONLY
    Also includes the Jack App for the mobile device

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    Pledge £100 or more About $128

    About US $156

    SINGLE JACK

    FULL RUN
    Perfect for connecting your guitar to your Wi-Fi device.
    Ideal for the dorm or on the road
    PLEASE NOTE - with one device you won't have one to plug into the amp so will be GUITAR TO DEVICE ONLY
    Also includes the Jack App for the mobile device

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    Pledge £190 or more About $243

    About US $296

    A FULL JACK KIT

    FULL RUN - 2 Jack devices
    One for the guitar, one for the amp, pedal board, or sound desk.

    The complete next generation guitar system - connect to a whole world of Wi-Fi devices

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    Pledge £180 or more About $230

    About US $280

    A FULL JACK KIT

    EARLY BIRD FIRST RUN - 2 Jack devices
    One for the guitar, one for the amp, pedal board, or sound desk.

    The complete next generation guitar system - connect to a whole world of Wi-Fi devices

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    Pledge £500 or more About $638

    About US $783

    LIMITED EDITION BAND TOURING SET

    4 Jacks - enough for 2 full guitar set ups (lead, bass, rhythm etc) inside a custom durable transit case

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    Pledge £3,000 or more About $3,827

    About US $4,680

    YOUR PERSONAL SPECIAL EDITION PRODUCT LINE + A CUSTOM COLOR SET

    You pick the color and we will name the product line after you and offer it for sale then ship you the first 2 off the line.

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